Lentil Salad with Apple and Cherry Tomatoes

Please remember to set the salad aside for at least 30 minutes for flavours to meld. The longer you leave it the better it will taste because the lentils will soak up the dressing.

Lentil Salad with Apple and Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients for the Salad

  • 1 cup dried brown Masoor lentils (this will yield 3 cups cooked lentils)
  • 227g (½ Ib) grape tomatoes, washed and cut into halves
  • 1 large red apple, washed, cored and diced 
  • 1 small onion thinly sliced
  • 3 sprigs of thyme, leaves removed and finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup crumbled Feta Cheese 

Ingredients for Lemon Dressing 

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon or lime rind (Zest)
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  •  kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook lentils in advance:  If you soak the lentils for 2 hours they’ll cook in 15-18 minutes. You can also cook the lentils without soaking and this will take at least 40 minutes to cook. You can do this in advance. 1 cup dried brown lentils yields 3 cups cooked.
  2. To make lemon dressing: combine the lemon juice, olive oil, honey, lemon or lime rind (zest) and crushed garlic together in a salad bottle and shake thoroughly to combine. Add enough salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Mix all salad ingredients: place all salad ingredients (lentils, tomatoes, apple, thyme, and Feta) in a large bowl and pour dressing over. Toss to combine. Let flavours meld for at least 30 minutes, the longer the better.

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Step By Step Photos

Here is a photo of Whole Masoor Dal (Brown Whole Lentils) before cooking

Here is a photo of cooked Whole Masoor Dal (Brown Lentils)

Lemon Dressing: combine the lemon juice, olive oil, honey, lemon or lime rind (zest) and crushed garlic together in a salad bottle and shake thoroughly to combine. Add enough salt and pepper to taste.

Mix all salad ingredients: place all salad ingredients (lentils, tomatoes, apple, thyme, and Feta) in a large bowl and pour dressing over. Toss to combine. Let flavours meld for at least 30 minutes, the longer the better.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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